2023 poll: ADC states chairmen insist on sack of Nwosu as party chief
Scores of Chairmen of states chapters of the African Democratic party (ADC) have called on the national chairman of the party, Chief Ralph Nwosu to step down from office.
The aggrieved led by the chairman of the Kogi state chapter, Mr Kingsley Temitope Ogah who spoke to reporters at the party secretariat in Abuja argued that the call was based on the fact that Nwosu continuous stay in office was in breach of the party constitution.
Ogah who claimed he was speaking on behalf of 27 of his colleagues stated that Nwosu has been the party Chairman for 17 years running.
Ogah who expressed dissatisfaction at the treatment given to the 27 State Party Chairmen at the national executive council (NEC) meeting demanded the immediate dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
He called for the establishment of a Caretaker Committee to handle the affairs of the Party pending the conduct of the National Convention of the party.
“His tenure is expected to end on the 28th of August, 2022. He has been the Party Chairman for good 17 years and constitutionally it is not even right and we are calling for a vote of no confidence, that is what we the want. We have a communique on our demands.
“We don’t want this Party to crumble, we have been rated as the third Party in Nigeria, but the way they are handling it is poor they want to kill the Party. In Kogi State we have a stand and a sitting House of Reps member, we will uphold the Party in this coming elections,” he added.
But Nwosu insisted that the issues raised by the aggrieved chairmen had been resolved during the NEC meeting.
According to Nwosu, “the NEC resolved that because of the election coming, and because of the friction we had after our last Presidential Primaries, we cannot afford to hold another convention for the interest of the Party. We now decided to focus on our campaign because we don’t want any fragmentation.
“And that the election for new Chairmanship of the Party will come a year after now. The NEC all seated passed it and so on.”